Help fight cancer

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A RUGBY fundraiser packed a punch for Cancer Research UK by launching the charity’s breast cancer awareness and fundraising campaign.

Sue Medcalf, 56, area volunteer manager for Rugby, donned pink boxing gloves and stepped into the ring alongside researcher Izabela Bombik, from Cancer Research UK, to highlight the fundraising challenge ‘Join the fight for women’s survival’ to people in the town.

The striking pink boxing gloves sport a pink and blue camouflage ribbon which symbolises Cancer Research UK’s campaign. The ribbon aims to draw attention to the role the charity’s scientists play in the fight against breast cancer, which affects around 48,000 women in the UK each year. Every day at least 11 women in the West Midlands are diagnosed with breast cancer.

Sue said: “We are shaping up to recruit mums, dads, families, friends and colleagues to help raise money. We want them to step forward and be counted as they ‘Join the fight for women’s survival’.”

You can request a pack full of ideas about raising money or visit the Cancer Research UK shop in Sheep Street, Rugby to buy a pink glitter badge.